Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Sponsor: 

Blandin Foundation

Date: 
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00 to Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:00

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:



Remarks Of Chairman Pai At The State Dept. Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom

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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist

The House voted to condemn as racist President Trump’s attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president’s language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl that showcased deep rifts over race, ethnicity and

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About one-in-five adult Twitter users in the US follow Trump. More follow Obama.

President Donald Trump is a prolific Twitter user, using the social media site to promote his policies and criticize his opponents.

President Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics

President Donald Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter for exhibiting “terrible bias” and silencing his supporters at a White House “social media summit” that critics chastised for giving a prominent stage to some of the internet’s most cont

President Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users, Federal Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court in New York ruled President Trump’s practice of blocking some users on Twitter violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment.

Russian intel started the Seth Rich rumor to cover for DNC hack

The purported details in the account of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, seemed improbable on their face: that Seth Rich, a data director in the Democratic National Committee’s voter protection division, was on his way to a

President Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, federal appeals court rules

President Donald Trump cannot block his critics from the Twitter feed he regularly uses to communicate with the public, a federal appeals court said, in a case with implications for how elected officials nationwide interact with constituents on so

New Scandals Rock Government’s Foreign Broadcasting Service

The United States Agency for Global Media, the government’s foreign broadcast service, already struggling to clean house after a series